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Donald Trump bags a Nobel Peace Prize nomination

By Ankita Mohanty

The president of the United States Donald Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for his role in mediating a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Reports suggest that the nomination was submitted by a Norwegian parliamentarian, Christian Tybring-Gjedde to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. “It is for his contribution to peace between Israel and the UAE. It’s a unique deal”, he has said in an interview with Reuters.

He was keen on addressing Trump’s role in creating new dynamics in protracted conflicts, such as the POK dispute between India and Pakistan and the conflict between North Korea and South Korea and facilitating contact between conflicting parties. He stated that no matter how Trump acts in his home country, he deserves a chance at getting the Nobel Peace Prize.

Weirdly enough, this is not the first time he was nominated for the auspicious award. Last year, Tybring-Gjedde nominated Trump for the award for his diplomatic efforts with North Korea that Trump believed he duly deserved. It’s estimated that over 300 individuals and organizations have been nominated for the 2020 award, the most ever. The winner of the award will be announced in October 2020.

If Trump wins the international award, he would be the second American president to receive such honours, the first being President Barack Obama in 2009.

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